Robert Yetman, 84, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Robert Yetman, 84, of Watertown, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020, at his home.

Rob was born July 11, 1936, in Claremont, NH, son of Arthur and Donna Persons Yetman. He graduated from Towle High School in1954 and from the ROTC program at the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in finance.

He immediately entered the United States Army, serving in many duty stations including Vietnam and Korea, during the Korean Conflict. In 1982, he retired as a lieutenant colonel after 25 years of service.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Irene, who died May 5, 1995.

In 2000, he married Gail Toomajian Allen in a ceremony at Partridge Berry Inn.

Bob enjoyed golfing, belonging to the Watertown Golf Club for several years, a member of the American Legion Post #61 and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Christopher S., San Antonio, TX; a step- daughter, Deborah Paiva, Rhode Island; a brother, Kenneth Yetman, Rentham, MA; two grandsons, Gavin and Garrin; three step grandchildren, Kyle Aloisio, Brandon Paiva and Natalie Aloisio.

A brother, Richard, and a step-daughter, Kimberly Allen, both died before him.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020, at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. There will be no funeral services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., East Syracuse, NY 13057.

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